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Al Jazeera America
Oct 14, 2013 7:30pm EDT
hassle new numbers show the problems facing the affordable healthcare act. >>> plus facing trial in new york, the new location of the man accused of bombing american embassies and killing hundreds. ♪
Al Jazeera America
Oct 9, 2013 10:00pm EDT
for the demands that the republicans put forward to terminate an affordable healthcare act which provides the potential of healthcare insurance for veterans and another 39 million americans beyond that. >> the republicans are arguing that the president is not negotiating and they sat down and talked about things that they might i find a solution. absolutely not. i mean it's, john mccain says it best. the republicans cannot defend obamacare. the republican republicans at te the democrats. and speaker of the house will vote on the been and we will be back in business and how will they need tomorrow. they don't want to fund certain parts of it. and that is just not how the country works. and u upheld by the supreme cout and the hostage and the crusade. and. thoorchlts.the vets. and thanks. coming up next d.c. freezes part of the aid to the military. and what changed? >> he is fielding the question bring them to us. zblomplets freezing a big chunk of military aid to egypt. the action comes after months of crack downs by the military. and while the cuts are largely symbolic, they may notin may
Al Jazeera America
Oct 11, 2013 6:00pm EDT
and relief some of the pain caused by the affordable healthcare act. >> reporter: there is one stumbling block that seems to have emerged. jay carney appeared very late in the afternoon today after the markets closed appearing before the press and the white house podium at 4:00 eastern time. evidently the white house after tuesday the president said quote/unquote absolutely when said he would open to a shorter term. having second thoughts now. that is not optimal. they're looking for something long term. it's known that senate democrats and house democrats felt very strongly that way. here's jay carney. >> because our economy can't endure that kind of an approach resolving our budget differences, and the proposal that puts a debt ceiling increase at only six weeks tied to budget negotiations would put us right back where we are today. in just six weeks. >> now you've got to point out that the senate is going to be in over the weekend, and stephanie, the reason they're in is because they have their own plan they're going to be working on to extend that debt ceiling by a year. it was clear
Al Jazeera America
Oct 11, 2013 8:00pm EDT
the affordable healthcare act. >> they are talking about re-opening the government part and parcel. we talked about the republican plan opening the government and lifting the debt ceiling and extending it by six weeks. and today the white house spokes enjaspokesman jay carney says te president is balking at that now. >> you know proposal that puts debt ceiling increase at only six weeks titte tied to budget negotiations would put us right back to where we are today in just six-weeks. >> now for a second westboun wea row the house and the senate will be in it. the senate will be voting for a one-year extension. that is behind the scenes and into the weekend, john. >> one plan is a one-year kick it down the road and another is six weeks. and then there is not rea not ry certainly of opening the government again, is that right? the government opening is a fate dufaitdu compleat. >> remember they put forward their six-week plan. they didn't mention anything about re-opening plan. what is emerging is coming from the senate republicans and susan collins something around that and something similar t
Al Jazeera America
Oct 12, 2013 9:00pm EDT
that the affordable healthcare act is going into effect do you feel you have a handle on that act? >> no i know i am supposed to have insurance. >> before she left she said she was interested in signing up. a small victory for the pro obama crowd but one they are happy to have. >>> and coming up here on the program, the back of the line. the wait time for a family's chance at the american dream. >>> now to an ongoing debate. immigration 4.3 million people are waiting years for a family sponsored vises i visa. most are living here with no jobs, and no papers and no country. >> this old motor home is all that 33-year-old alberto has to call a home. he spends most of his time alone in his camper. alberto asks that we not use his last name for fear of deportation. he like 11 million other immigrants is in this country illegally. >> it's hard. because you know everybody we need opportunity. and we need to have a future. >> alberto like his sister before him snuck across the border from te tijuana. he was 12 years old and made the journey alone with no money in his pocket. only a phone number and a gomrem
Al Jazeera America
Oct 14, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. a major part of the affordable healthcare act known as obamacare is up and running. a huge problem still lingers. many who want to sign up are having trouble getting onto the website. logging on. david shuster is joining us now. a lot of glitches hol holdings p the system. >> they are concerned about falling short of target numbers to make the market place big enough so that the prices stay down. at the key website some of the glitches have been fixed and wait times to register are much shorter than two weeks ago. but the initial problems were severe. according to a poll by the associated press, fewer than 1:10 people were able to complete the process. and that is a success rate of less than 10%. a few of the 16 states that run their own exchanges have released some initial numbers. new york reports that 40,000 people were able to sign up in the first week. but the state said 2 million people tried to get on the site in the first two hours. california report 28,000 managed to sign up in the first week. the obama administration refuse to release any figures. the data will be provided on a
Al Jazeera America
Oct 14, 2013 8:00pm EDT
underway in the senate. >>> healthcare hassle new numbers show the problems facing the affordable healthcare act. >>> plus facing trial in new york, the new location of the man accused of bombing american embassies and killing hundreds. ♪ >>> after weeks of finger pointing and name calling on capitol hill the mood in washington is shifting. is growing optimism about reopening the government and avoiding default. both democrats and republicans say they are confident a deal will be done within days. mike viqueira joins us live from the white house. what has changed? >> a deal may be in hand at the senate. but the same internal g.o.p. politics that have brought the nation to the brink mean there are no guarantees that a senate bill can pass in the house. >> i'm feel la -- ing a little sticky. [ laughter ] >> if republicans weren't willing to set aside some of their partisan concerns in order to do what is right for the country, we stand a good chance of defaulting. >> reporter: between closed door back and forth talks in the capitol, senate leaders were saying all of the right thin
Al Jazeera America
Oct 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
under the affordable care act. the administration traitor for medicare and medicaid services. and from new york, executive vice president of strategy and market development at caps, a software analysis company. in studio, jeffrey young, healthcare reporter at huffington post. this question of money testing time, you talked about congressional restraints and the kinds of budget constraints put on the system. would more money have made that much of a difference, and is that what is needed now? >> wallet me say first that i'm confident that even under the restores constraints that we have now this will work out the way it should. i have faith in staff and commitment to make this very good law a reality. of course f there had been increased resources at the state, things would have gone faster and more flexibility for testing, but i don't think the problem is as dire as the political agenda is attempting to make it look now. >> jeffrey, in one way the political agenda favors obamacare, obamacare, the affordable care act has been a centerpiece of the government shutdown issue and it means t
Oct 9, 2013 9:00am EDT
of the affordable care act in that we have to go that way. he ran under the single payer and once he got in office, it became unfeasible. that's one point you can address that. the second one is, social security, i'm 56 years old, i recall when they used to say in congress that social security was in a lock box that the money could never be touched. i understand, i guess it has been spent by congress and whatever and we don't seem to be putting that money back. now everyone wants to say that it's entitled. the big word is entitlement, but it is not entitlement it is what we paid into. can you also address how this so called money in the lock box was taken out and where was congress and what was their idea about the single payer and why that never happened under president obama's first term. i'll take my answers offline. thank you so much. guest: thanks so much for the questions. with respect to social security, sometimes there's misunderstanding about that. we all contribute to social security trust fund. sometimes there's a draw down social security trust fund. there's statutory obligations to p
Oct 13, 2013 6:00pm EDT
hope they will. say this iss settled law, the health-care care bill, the affordable care act. i hope democrats will also say , the budgetans control act is settled law. we've agreed to some cap. ways are more intelligent to get into the caps. or probably 70 people who agree -- there are probably 70 people in the chamber who agree. we could do discretionary cuts as still and up at the same level of spending that is in the bill and will be more intelligent for the nation and make our nation a much stronger. there's a lot of desire to talk about those kind of things, done in the right way. they are not the same. , whoenator from alabama just came in the chamber, made a note of that. they're all kinds of mandatory changes and they are not equal. we need to look at them. we need to honor the trust will stop i think we finally have gotten to a pretty good place. i really do. sides are a little bit at fault. people might discern a of more than another. it is time for all of us to focus on the right page, paragraph to get this done. as long as people -- which gets a bigger win, a political w
FOX News
Oct 9, 2013 2:00am PDT
act one big one was that it would lower national healthcare spending. in 2009 he said it would save typical family an average of $2,500 in the coming years. obama care will increase healthcare costs by hundreds of billions of dollars instead. according to the centers for medicare and medicaid services from 2012 to 2022 healthcare spending is projected to grow 5.8 percent every year for a total of more than $620 billion due to an improving economy broader coverage under the affordable care act and an aging population. meanwhile the congressional budget office projects from 2013 to 2028 spending on government programs from 4.6 percent gdp to 8 percent. total national healthcare spending will rise from 16 percent to 22 percent. with that increase more people will be getting healthcare and supporters say by providing lots of plans to choose from it will help health conditions and lower prices. in some areas only one insurance company is participating in the exchanges. the obama administration also keeps reminding people that subsidies will lower the cost for many people. but those subsi
Oct 9, 2013 7:00am PDT
thank you. >>> and congress gets a status report this morning on the affordable care act. the website opened more than a week ago. only a handful have he's planning on asking how and why did this chaos happen and he's not the only one talking about the disarray. >> how many of you signed up for obama care? have you got it with you? good. >> reporter: in the past week it's become the butt of late night jobs. >> good news. obama care covered carpal tunnel syndrome a result of pushing the button on the stupid computer. >> reporter: it's been nothing short of disastrous. media outlets have tried to find someone who's been successful. the "washington post" thought of that person as a unicorn. usa tard calls it an inclusive mess and a nightmare. the white house explains it's due to the high volume. after they went offline over the weekend for repairs the officials have found other problems. >> we've identified the glitches we're adding software and i can tell you today is better than today and we're hoping in the very near future to have a se
Oct 9, 2013 7:00am EDT
. >>> and congress gets a status report this morning on the affordable care act. the website opened more than a week ago. only a handful have been able to register due to problems with the website. the house oversight committee wants to know why. jan crawford is on capitol hill. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah, good morning, charlie. officials charged with implementing and enforcing all of this are going to be on the hot seat on capitol hill this morning. i taked with darrell issa and he's planning on asking how and why did this chaos happen and he's not the only one talking about the disarray. >> how many of you signed up for obama care? have you got it with you? good. >> reporter: in the past week it's become the butt of late night jobs. >> good news. obama care covered carpal tunnel syndrome a result of pushing the button on the stupid computer. >> reporter: it's been nothing short of disastrous. media outlets have tried to find someone who's been successful. the "washington post" thought of that person as a unicorn. usa tard calls it an in
Oct 8, 2013 3:00am PDT
to get signed up. last night the affordable care act's primary website reportedly taken offline for maintenance and software updates. kathleen sebelius is trying to down play issues with the website. >> i'm going to try and download every movie ever made, and you're going to try and sign up for obama care. and we'll see which happens first. [ laughter ] how many have signed up thus far? >> fully enrolled? i can't tell you. because i don't know. we are taking applications on the web, on the phone, we'll be giving monthly reports. but i can tell you we've had not only lots of web hits, hundreds of thousands of accounts created. >> so it's hundreds of thousands of people have signed up. >> of accounts created, which means that then they're going to go shopping. >> what? >> this is like a kayak site. >> can you run it okay? >> we will. >> the v.a.'s got huge problems. i'm concerned. >> we're not running the insurance programs. >> you're just running the enrollment. >> that's right. >> the chief technology officer says the website was built to handle about 50,000 visitors sim
FOX Business
Oct 13, 2013 2:30am EDT
for the affordable care act, aka obamacare up until my son's insurance premiums almost doubled and became anythg but affordable. wayne, awe go along, are we going to find out people will be dissatisfied wi this. >> not only are they dissatisfied you can't name one federal program that comes in on budget. there no touch thing. the govement is out of control. coercivect. forcing people to thgs. even the supreme court h reach out and call at it tax because theyouldn't make a judgment on the law itself. it's insane. we have abandon this thing and start over. that is the only way i know how to do it. >> i'm not sure they will get it dne. >> they won't get it done i'm suggesting that is what they should do. >> they won't. they will piecemeal this. i have done this so often. the glass seigel act in 199 testified before the congress. i said you will have a recession within ten years. that's what ppened they don't listen. >> michelle, you are young. have you tried to sign on and figure it out? it is worthwhile? what woue e number -- put hit the way. what would be the number that makes you want to rathe
Oct 11, 2013 4:00am PDT
consumers separate fact from fiction when it comes to the affordable care act. at chicago's rush university medical center, a number of doctors spoke out against misinformation that may discourage uninsured health care consumers from signing up for coverage. "first of all, they think they'll be punished or overtaxed if they don't sign up. they think obamacare will cost them something they don't have." "some people think you can't sign up. some people think its not available yet. if they think it may be available they don't know how to access the information." they say the best place to start is the website you see on your screen: healthcare-dot-gov halloween will be a scary time--- for 47 million americans who count on food stamps to make ends meet. a temporary increase to the supplemental nutrition assistance program better known as snap expires october 31st. the extra assistance was made available from the 2009 federal stimulus. also -- if the government shutdown runs past november 1st food programs could see a short fall. a new round of dreamliner distress for boeing. the jet maker is
Oct 9, 2013 8:00pm EDT
.gov. to the political story of the affordable care act and the repeal a replace of obamacare that has been attempted ahead of the shutdown, here's a story in politico this evening. back to your calls, our democrats line, camino, california. pam, thank you for waiting. hello, pam, camino, california. caller: i just wanted to make a statement. i am a government employee. my husband is a government employee. and we have been affected by this government shutdown. a few years back him under the bush administration, when there were cutbacks in the government for, i had to take a job in california and he took a job in arizona. we still own our home in utah. so we are the all american family. we have two good jobs and a home, but they are in three different states. we have except did this affecting our home and our lifestyle for quite a while now. we have a son in a wheelchair affected with medical issues. issue want to state this of egos between both parties is affecting us personally. those around us. yet the biggest crime i see -- i am the supervisor of 11 young men and women who cannot afford this and t
Oct 9, 2013 6:00am EDT
the affordable care act also known as obamacare. house oversight committee looks at the irs role in implementing the healthcare law. at 1 p.m. eastern, the houses small business committee on health and technology looks at how the law affects small businesses and part-time workers. you can watch both hearings live on c-span three and bring publice affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings and conferences and offering complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house all as a public service of riot industry. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider and now you can watch us in hd. >> on c-span this morning, journal" is with your phone calls and the house returns for general speeches at 10 eastern and admin, members consider a bill to provide payments for military death benefits during the government shutdown. coming up in 45 minutes, the latest on the government shut down. a member of the budget and appropriations committee an
Oct 15, 2013 7:00am EDT
have to have universal healthcare, how about everybody getting into the act from the president on down? there are probably more than 2 million people working for the federal government who will not have to get on the plan like my children will have to. this is not fair. this is not democracy. i am very disappointed in our president. host: you might be interested in this "wall street journal" piece this morning -- about this bipartisan group of senators that started working behind the scenes to come to some sort of compromise. here is a look at the moderates that flex their muscles in "the washington post." this is the story from "the washington times" -- timothy in georgia, independent caller. caller: how are you doing? i liked to state that i feel the republicans only want to stop entitlement programs to hurt poor people and people of color and -- in the country because of they were worried about the amount of money they waste, why do they spend billions on the star wars program is making were countries that do not attack us, getting our troops killed, sending foreign aid to countries
FOX News
Oct 9, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. >> you can't. frankly our clients are struggling with the affordable care act they don't know what too we do with the full-time employees? make them less than full-time. do we give them stippen? here is the money you go buy your healthcare? there are a lot of questions. without a regulatory agency to guide them, they are completely lost. frankly you don't want to be in a situation where they do certain practices and then they get penalized later. >> i think hhs should probably take over for now. >> neil: just planted the seeds. the president will argue i'm going to delay this not because republicans are demanding it and tieing it to a debt ceiling and budget thing but because there are some problems here. ipso factor we get a budget deal. we get a debt ceiling deal and in the end on this he will say i didn't do it for them he will say there are serious problems these two ladies raised on the neil cavuto show. >> let's hope so. >> let's hope so. >> neil: very doubtful. [ laughter ] >> very, very doubtful. >> these are brilliant arguments though. come on, neil. >> neil: your argue. s are br
FOX News
Oct 15, 2013 8:00am PDT
the affordable care act became law, is publicly blaming web site architecture for many of the problems with, and he said on another network that all the problems with the site are, quote, excruciatingly embarrassing for the white house. jon? jon: yeah. a little disturbing that the folks who can't get a web site designed want to get involved in gallbladder surgery and the like. peter doocy, thank you. jenna: negotiations continue over iran's nuclear program today after starting off on what some describe as a bad foot, members of the u.n. security council meeting with iranian officials in geneva right now, and started, tehran backtracked on promises made to remove nuclear material from their country. i'll pick that back up in a second. here is nancy pelosi talk talking a little bit about what we're hearing from some sort of a deal. >> from what we have heard from their negotiations, they are near a final version, and from what we have heard, it sounds pretty positive. of course, i would like a longer lifting of the debt ceiling, but nonetheless, this is great progress. th
Oct 14, 2013 7:00am EDT
.d. >> "washington journal" continues. look at theue our implementation of the affordable care act with the help of kaiser health news. to date we are joined by julie appleby of kaiser health news about the new health-care exchanges that represent a key component of that new law. theas been overshadowed by shutdown and the debt ceiling. 14 days into those exchanges come how would you grade they're running so far? guest: not looking real good at the moment. they were downplaying expectations. there was talks about some bombs and glitches. these have gone beyond glitches. there have been problems. once they get on, they enter information and the screen disappears. there is a lot of difficulty. most appears with the federal exchange for about 36 states. doing theirstates own exchanges are having fewer problems. host: those federal exchanges are the ones on this map, courtesy of kaiser health news. the grayish colors are the states running federal exchanges. exchanges running better than the federal exchanges? guest: we are getting reports from kentucky and washington and they are able to sign peopl
Oct 9, 2013 7:00am EDT
find ways to do that under the affordable care act. we call full-time employees somebody that works 30 hours, lot of people are losing work. cover that because people are cutting down their hours. why don't we define a workweek as 40 hours a week? there's some things i would hope we can sit down and find some agreement on. but at the end of the day,, you to , republicans want change or better go win some more elections. that's the problem -- i get this at home sometimes. you guys aren't doing enough. well, the guys are there. the people that are there are doing quite a bit. they brought the deficit down in half. they've made some changes in the affordable care act. they won some victories, but until you control the united states senate and within a presidential election, then you have to sit down and bargain with the other side. i think both sides are having a hard time with that reality. i read sometimes some of the blogs on the left, and they're very frustrated with the president. the democrats in the senate say my goodness, you won this re-election, why can't you get more done that
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